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 (bō′ko͞o′, bo͞o′-, bō-ko͞o′) also boo·coo or boo·koo (bo͞o′-)Informal
Many; much: beaucoup money.
n. pl. beau·coups also beau·coos or boo·koos
An abundance; a lot.
In abundance; galore: I like that beaucoup.

[French : beau, bel, fine, handsome; see beau + coup, stroke; see coup.]
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a large amount, an abundance
greatly, in abundance
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adj. Slang.
1. very much; very many: He had beaucoup money.
2. large; significant: a beaucoup building project.
[1915–20; < French]
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References in classic literature ?
Neither can they be secret, and therefore not effectual; but according to the French proverb, Beaucoup de bruit, peu de fruit; Much bruit little fruit.
"Oh, I mean to buy a great many pictures--beaucoup, beaucoup," said Christopher Newman.
She added that Her Majesty had deigned to show Baron Funke beaucoup d'estime, and again her face clouded over with sadness.
"Il m'a cause beaucoup de vous," she said as if there had been a joke in it of which I ought to be proud.
He arose in a terrible passion, slouched his funnel down over his eyes, swore a vast oath, uttered a threat of some character which I did not precisely comprehend, and finally made me a low bow and departed, wishing me, in the language of the archbishop in Gil-Blas, "beaucoup de bonheur et un peu plus de bon sens."
"C'est beaucoup que le jugement des hommes sur les actions
"Monsieur," said the latter, "j'ai beaucoup de plaisir a-- bah!--ou est cet interprete?"
"Mon maitre, j'en ai beaucoup," was the truthful rejoinder.
Ces deux films ou il joue certes deux roles secondaires, mais importants revelent au grand public un nouveau visage du cinema, celui du [beaucoup moins que]doyen de l'ecran amazigh[beaucoup plus grand que] comme beaucoup d'amoureux de son art aiment l'appeler.